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Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Made with simple and wholesome ingredients, these veggie burgers come together in a jiffy. No food processor necessary!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 158kcal


  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed
  • 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper about 1 small pepper
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion about 1/2 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 flax or chia egg 1 tablespoon ground flax or chia + 3 tablespoons water (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup oat flour certified gluten-free for allergies (see notes)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Little Northern Bakehouse Millet and Chia Buns for serving


  • In a small saucepan, combine the rinsed quinoa with 3/4 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes. At this point most of the water should be absorbed. Cover the pot with a lid and allow the quinoa to steam and absorb any remaining water.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, warm 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the minced onion, pepper and garlic then cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, add the black beans and mash with a fork. Add the cooked quinoa and onion mixture, as well as the cumin, chili powder and salt. Stir to combine. Add the flax egg and stir a few more times.
  • Sprinkle half of the oat flour into the bowl and stir to combine. Add the remaining oat flour and continue to mix until evenly combined. 
  • Using your hands, form the batter into 5 separate patties (about 1/4 cup of batter at a time). Warm the remaining two tablespoons oil in the large skillet over medium heat. Add the burger patties and cook for about 7 minutes on each side, until light golden brown. 
  • Serve warm on toasted buns with desired toppings and enjoy!


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg